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This course is about two things: how to think like a systems thinker and the systems Laws and Principles that underpin the better known Systems approaches. This interactive course will take you through both 9 thinking disciplines essential to being a Systems Thinker and 33 Systems Laws and Principles. The course is divided into four parts: Grammar of Systems 4    This one day course will cover: ‘Splicing’ - using and The Laws and Principles in combination. Using and The Laws and Principles in different contexts Other systems concepts   This course is delivered by&nbs... Read more
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This course is about two things: how to think like a systems thinker and the systems Laws and Principles that underpin the better known Systems approaches. This interactive course will take you through both 9 thinking disciplines essential to being a Systems Thinker and 33 Systems Laws and Principles. The course is divided into four parts: Grammar of Systems 3    This one day course will cover: Systemic thought patterns around: Dynamics & loops, Complexity and Uncertainty The Laws and Principles dealing with dynamic complexity. This course is delivered by Patrick Ho... Read more
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This course is about two things: how to think like a systems thinker and the systems Laws and Principles that underpin the better known Systems approaches. This interactive course will take you through both 9 thinking disciplines essential to being a Systems Thinker and 33 Systems Laws and Principles. The course is divided into four parts: Grammar of Systems 2     This one day course will cover: Systemic thought patterns around: Boundaries, Difference and Relating The Laws and Principles dealing with perceptual complexity. This course is delivered by Patrick Hovers... Read more
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This course is about two things: how to think like a systems thinker and the systems Laws and Principles that underpin the better known Systems approaches. This interactive course will take you through both 9 thinking disciplines essential to being a Systems Thinker and 33 Systems Laws and Principles. The course is divided into four parts: Grammar of Systems 1     This one day course will cover: Systemic thought patterns around: Emergence, Holism and Modelling The Laws and Principles dealing with structural complexity. This course is delivered by Patrick Hoverstadt... Read more
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In a classic 2005 article, ‘Techniques to Match our Values’, Weisbord set out the ‘learning curve’, with a movement from ‘experts solve problems’ to ‘’everybody’ solves problems’ to ‘experts improve whole systems’ to ‘’everybody’ improves whole systems’. Inherent in the development of systems practice from the start has been recognition of ‘the whole’, which comes in various forms from group dynamics to organisational viability. This programme will give an overview of intervention approaches which ‘bring whole systems into the room’ rather than have a few experts work on individual issues. We... Read more
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This training programme could equally be called ‘honest conversations’, ‘difficult conversations’, ‘constructive conversations’, or ‘challenging conversations’. Fundamental to the success and flavour of organisational life – and systems practice interventions – are the quality of conversations we are able to have. If we can develop an honest and shared attempt to get at shared understanding – shared ‘truth’ if you like – or at least to fully appreciate each others’ understanding – then we can make true progress. This interactive session will: Discuss different types of feedback / difficul... Read more
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This module provides learners with an understanding of the design of workshops and relevant considerations, taking into account the potentially very different contexts and definitions of what a ‘workshop’ is. It introduces a range of tools and approaches for workshop design, building on the facilitation module. It gives tools to consider evaluation and learning about workshop design, and compares various approaches, enabling learners to better select and apply appropriate workshop design approaches to their context. A workshop can be distinguished from a meeting (though the boundaries may be ... Read more
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Exploring Complex Situations Collaboratively - Foundation  This half-day course will introduce learners to a life-cycle approach to managing an intervention: the action of becoming intentionally involved in a complex situation, in order to improve it or prevent it from getting worse.  It will introduce learners to the concepts of systems, thinking, practice and practise within the context of a collaborative intervention – working across and between organisational boundaries, including how our own choices, psychology and modes of working affect the changes we seek to make. We will c... Read more
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A half-day course that will introduce leaners to gathering information within systems thinking interventions and practice. The purpose of the session to enable learners to plan and conduct collaborative and systemic enquiry as part of a wider intervention or change project. It will include theory and definitions, tools, and some discussions and group work. We will consider the position and role of enquiry and of analysis within an intervention cycle, including challenges and risks, and the issue of unknowability. We will define ‘information’, ‘enquiry’ and ‘analysis’ in systemic terms and wi... Read more
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This is the first of two advanced modultes. The workshop builds on the learning from Patterns of Strategy 1-3. It can be combined with PoS5 which completes the full PoS course. The two advanced PoS workshops can be taken together or separately. Patterns of Strategy is a systemic approach to strategy which integrates seamlessly with other core systems approaches for modelling the ecosystem of which your organisation is a part, designing transformation and understanding the capabilities of an organisation. In PoS4, we’ll continue building skill in its use by looking at how you can exp... Read more
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